JETS (Java. Exercise. Talk. Service.)
JETS is a FUN and FREE Social/Spiritual group designed for women of all backgrounds and all ages (18 to 101!) We fly to various destinations that involve Java. Exercise. Talk and Service.
JETS is a one-of-a-kind Airline, always searching for new interesting adventures. Our group helps women from our parish to connect and bond by faith, create community and bring a sense of comfort and welcoming feel to our large Parish. Many consider JETS a beautiful sacred sisterhood and a powerful support system.
JETS flies far and near, but also often reserves Service Flights just for our Parish; in the past few years we have hosted a Game Show Pastors’ Appreciation, Potluck Winter Carnival Night, Alpha Luncheons and Altar Server Themed-Dinners, Welcoming Events, Soup & Bread suppers and so much more!
We board our flights most every Friday morning, from September to June and a great many of these destinations take place in the Large Meeting Room, located in the church’s lower level. Departure Time is 9:40am with boarding passes issued by 9:30am.
All are welcome to hop on-board as often as you wish, when your travel schedule allows, or when a certain destination interest you. No pre-booking is necessary and seats remain wide-open for you to fly with us this flight schedule, whether once a month or once a season.
In a typical pre-covid year we offered in-flight beverages and light snacks served by our lovely Flight Attendants (snack volunteers).
Although our childcare in our nursery is shuttered for now, young mom passenger are certainly invited to bring your little ones to our session with their own toys and snacks.
A complete itinerary of all flights can be obtained by contacting the JETS Captains: Aida Damouni @ 780-922-2156 or Nancy Ferguson @ 780-464-5356. Also, you can watch for our weekly news in the bulletin and on our JETS website: www.jets-olph.com.
We believe strongly that travel opens the mind, strengthens the body, and feeds the soul…so what are you waiting for?
All you have to do is climb on-board, buckle up and let our entire crew show you a First Class experience like you’ve never experienced before!
A list of a few destinations we explored:
Five Love Languages. Emergency Preparedness. Daredevil cooking. Habitat for Humanity. Baby Shower for 35 Teen moms. Belly Dancing. Wall climbing. Don’t be a victim. Tennis. Food bank. Basically babies. RCMP Presentation & Appreciation. Linking Generations. Baking/Walking with the seniors. Faith stories. A Taste of the Holy Land. Friendship Day. International Women’s day. Acts of Kindness. Bird Watching. Garden Tour and Planting. Playing with chocolate. Hope through Addiction. Disability Awareness. Fun with pottery. Baskets for women’s Shelter. Tea Parties. PJ Parties. Tours/Masses at different churches. Shroud of Turin. Four Seasons of Marriage. Scrapbooking. Tobogganing. Badminton. Spring & Fall Hikes. Prayer Bouquets. Winter Carnival & St. Patrick Family Nights. Couples Christmas Parties….and much more over the last 13 years.
Flight Schedule for JETS Autumn 2020
Departure/ Destination/ Captain for the Day
September 11 Simply Breath Nancy with guest Barb
September 18 Bella Italia forno experience Anna
September 25 Inspirational Autumn Hike and Art Gloria and Aida
October 02 Invigorating outdoor Exercise Jeanne
October 16 Ecuador medical Mission trip Louise
October 23 Grotto field trip and Outdoor stations of the cross Aida
October 30 Saints: Models for Human Beings Guest Rita S.
November 06 Crafting appreciation for Mass Volunteers Nancy and Aida
November 20 Keeping and using the Faith through illness Aida
November 27 A Safe Place Presentation & Service Nancy with guest Karen Kadatz
December 04 Brilliant Art Walk Nancy
December 11 Santa Maria Goretti church and Nativity tour Anna
12th annual JETS Christmas “Party” – stay tuned!